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What we do? The International Environmental Technology Centre focuses on waste management.

Effective and efficient management of waste including application of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is an essential element for promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production. Integrated solid waste management (ISWM) and recovery of useful materials/ energy from waste streams is an effective approach to enhance...

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The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Waste Management Outlook has been launched under the framework of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for LAC, in a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 9 October 2018. According to the Outlook, a third of all waste generated in cities of LAC ends up in open dumps or in the environment, polluting soil, water and air, and threatening the health of the population. As one of the main messages of...

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The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Waste Management Outlook has been launched under the framework of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for LAC, in a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 9 October 2018. According to the Outlook, a third of all waste generated in cities of LAC ends up in open dumps or in the environment, polluting soil, water and air, and threatening the health of the population. As one of the main messages of...

Following the success of the Global Waste Management Outlook, IETC has been leading the development of a series of regional and thematic Waste Management outlook. The Africa Waste Management Outlook is part of this series and looks at the continent's trends in waste management and calls for action for improvements in the sector.

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Following the success of the Global Waste Management Outlook, IETC has been leading the development of a series of regional and thematic Waste Management outlook. The Africa Waste Management Outlook is part of this series and looks at the continent's trends in waste management and calls for action for improvements in the sector.

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The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of...

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The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of...

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Central Asia is transforming itself from a region bogged down by mining and industrial waste legacies and poor municipal waste management to a safer and more pleasant place to live through site clean-ups and increasingly effective waste management systems. A lot still remains to be done, but the outlook for the region is much less gloomy than just a few years ago. The Waste Management Outlook for Central Asia provides a richly illustrated...

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The International Environmental Technology Centre has been implementing the project on Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury since 2015 with funding from the government of Japan. As part of the project results, UN Environment launched the Global Mercury Waste Assessment Report (English) at the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention in September 2017, in Geneva.

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This summary report examines the waste management landscape in 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States. This report begins with the statistics on the trends of population growth, urbanization, and economic growth in each of the ASEAN countries, which is then followed by an overview of the waste generation, collection, treatment & recovery, and disposal statistics, and associated environmental, technical, and...

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